Genealogy Do-Over - Week 4, Cycle 4: 23-29 October 2015
The premise: Each time you enter search criteria in an online search form – be it a Google search or Ancestry.com search, track it. There is actually a worksheet tab in the Research Log template called Search Attempts where you can enter data. So what do I track?
And why do I track searches? One reason: I can take the search criteria I use on Ancestry.com and see what results I get over at MyHeritage or at FamilySearch. Another reason: Very often new records are added to a record set or a record set is re-indexed. It pays to return to the record set and repeat the search to see if new records are found.
It is SO important to keep track of searches! I think of a search as a map ... sometimes it leads you to expected places, and sometimes to unexpected ones!